A Review & How-To | Tropic Skincare Sculpting Palette*
I’ve been looking forward to writing this post for you to read for a while. I recently found out about Tropic Skincare and wanted to find out more about the brand so I got in touch. I was speaking with an ambassador named Bryony who was so helpful and gave me some insight into the wonderful world of Tropic Skincare and offered to send me products to give the brand a go and review.
Now, those of you who know me will be aware that I don’t wear much makeup, I own enough to fill a small shop but have no idea how to do it! I can’t perfect the winged eyeliner, I struggle with liquid foundation on my skin and I find all these new trends so overwhelming. I wanted to up my game a little bit and jump on this ‘contour and highlight’ bandwagon, so I opted for the Sculpting Palette in Vintage Rose to trial.
When it arrived, I was impressed with the sleek looking packaging, bold white informative text followed by beautiful golden lines and the Tropic branding in the corner. Matched on the inner palette when removing the outer cardboard. Usually palettes are black, bold and shiny which sometimes make them look cheap but this one is soft by colour and soft by texture. Opening the palette and I am welcomed by three highly pigmented pressed powders, one for contour, one for blush and one for highlight. Instantly attracted to the highlight section in all its glittery glory, I cannot wait to introduce my new toy into my daily routine. The one thing I have noticed is the mirror on the inside is usually covered in condensation which is a little strange, it also collect the powder and is a nightmare to clean / keep clean.
Now, I might be doing my makeup wrong but I like the way I do it and I like how it looks when I have finished – that’s what matters right? So I use this palette after I have applied the rest if my face (which will be in a separate post soon!) I start with the first powder which, after touching for the first time with my angled Elf brush, I realise that the powder is actually quite loose, which is brilliant for blending and manipulation. More Kudos to Tropic for that! With my angled brush, I shadow the outer sheet bone and draw a line in underneath towards the corners of my lips, around my temples and hairline and underneath my jawline.
Finally, that beautiful golden shimmer highlight. I could literally stare at it all day. I use the same Mac blusher brush and blot above my cheeks under the eyes, my forehead above my eyebrows, down the bridge of my nose and the dip between my bottom lip and chin. I cannot get over the glow. I could go mad with this but I’d end up looking like a Cyberman from Doctor Who!
This is a brilliant product for, in my opinion, everyone. From newbies to tried a fewbies, it’s great for learning new techniques or an everyday fixer upper and definitely one that has become a daily attribute in my morning makeup routine.
And the moment you are all waiting for, the before & after photo! I love how this product produces a natural blush and dewy kind of look like to the cheeks as well as making the cheekbone pop too, subtle but still packs a punch for day to day makeup. This palette will last too, because the powder is actually so loose and pigmented, a little goes a hell of a long way. I think it definitely defines and shapes my face as well as making it look a lot smoother.
It’s available to purchase on the Tropic Skincare website for the modest price of £24 . A clear competitor on the market for me this year.
I am so eager to try th rat of their products and want to thank Bryony for introducing me to my new daily favourite.
*Tropic Skincare gifted me this product in return for an honest review on my blog. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not endorsed by the company in any way.